Band Grateful Dead
Venue Dance Hall
Location Rio Nido, CA
Date 9/3/67 - Sunday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One In The Midnight Hour ; Dancing In The Streets ; It Hurts Me Too ; Cold Rain And Snow ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl# ; #Viola Lee Blues > Big Boss Man (1) ; Alligator (2)
Comments Phil Lesh: "We were once accused of playing this song for 45 minutes - this version isn't quite that long, but it's the longest I could find. This was recorded at a Russian River resort ballroom on Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend - I don't think there were more than 25 people there, but we played our little hearts out for them anyway. Pig does his patented "Git your hands outta yo' pockets - git on up an' dance" rave, and the band keeps endlessly inventing new stuff behind him. We had to master this one in mono, because it was recorded with vocal mikes on one track and the whole band on the other." Quoted from 'Fallout From the Phil Zone'.

(1) introduced as "an old song"
(2) no "Caution" yet, it simply returns to the shouted "Alligator" refrain & then ends

This tape is not a master, it's a 1st gen. It takes several minutes for the mix to come together in the beginning "Schoolgirl" is cut @ 10:43 "Viola Lee" is cut @ both ends The sound quality deteriorates towards the end of the "Alligator' jam
Recordings 94 SB. In The Midnight Hour also from Fallout From the Phil Zone CD.
Master recording source(s): 7inch Master Reel@7.5ips 1/2trk
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Contributors Jeff Tiedrich, Phil Lesh, Teddy GoodBear
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